American Schoolteachers, 1650-1920
In Women's Work the authors blend newly available quantitative evidence with historical narrative to show that distinctive regional school structures and related cultural patterns account for the initial regional difference, while a growing recognition that women could handle the work after they temporarily replaced men during the Civil War helps explain this widespread shift to female teachers later in the century. Yet despite this shift, a significant gender gap in pay and positions remained. This book offers an original and thought-provoking account of a remarkable historical transition.
1. New England: The First Two Centuries
2. South versus North
4. Explaining Feminization
5. Labor Market Outcomes in Urban Schools: The Role of Gender